GB electricity mix over the past 24 hours: 2nd – 3rd May

Posted on 3 May 2016

Thought for the day:

At noon yesterday over a third of Great Britain’s electricity was being supplied by renewable sources, according to Greenspan estimates. The total system demand was just over 29GW, with almost 5GW being provided by transmission connected wind farms. However, Greenspan estimates that system demand was almost 6GW lower due to the contributions from wind, solar, hydro and anaerobic digestion plants embedded on the distribution networks. This trend continued throughout the day, with over a third of GB supply being provided by renewables.

MB Elec Mix Table_2

*       Transmission and distribution connected wind output
+      Distribution connected solar output
×      Transmission connected pumped & non-pumped hydro output, and distribution connected hydro output
~      Distribution connected anaerobic digestion output